At St Chad’s, we are very excited to be part of the Children’s University scheme to celebrate all of the achievements and opportunities our children experience whilst in school and outside of school.
What is the Children’s University?
The Children’s University work with schools to develop a love of learning in children. They do this by encouraging and celebrating participation in extra-curricular activities both in and out of school. The impact of these activities is proven to be positive which is why they are committed to creating a level playing field of opportunity and opening access to children of all backgrounds. Children, who participate in Children’s University, have the opportunity to learn in a rich range of contexts, experience unexplored places, visit universities and attend their own graduation ceremonies, embedding the language of higher education and lifelong learning in their experience.
How does the Children’s University work?
Your child will receive their Children’s University passport. This is a really important document which can be used to record all the different activities that your child/ren complete both in-school and outside of school.
Over the year, up to the end of May 2023, your child will continue to accumulate credits. At the end of May 2023, we will tally up how many credits each child has received throughout the year. They will then be awarded a certificate which will be presented by a member of the Children’s University team in our very own graduation ceremony at school. Within this ceremony, the children will be able to dress up in graduation gowns and hats. This event will be happening in Term 6 in the next academic year.
Where can my child use their Children’s University passport?
Some of the credits your child collects will be for learning activities they do at school and some of the credits will be for visits to Children’s University Learning Destinations. Most places display the Learning Destination sticker or poster. You can find details of Public Learning Destinations on the Children’s University website. https://www.childrensuniversity.co.uk/. When at the destination, you can ask at the customer service desk for a stamp code to be entered into the passport. If unsure, please email CU@uwe.ac.uk and they will be able to support you.
Children’s University Letter – Please see this letter for further information about the Children’s University.